Sustainable Connections Plant Sale Raises Funds to Support Farmer Education

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Photo courtesy of Sustainable Connections.
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It’s that time of year – readying garden beds, planting seeds and starts. Sustainable Connections announces the ever popular Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is back again this year. On Saturday, May 17, the wholesale nursery  will open its doors to the public as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program.

Familiar and unique plants galore, the plant sale is a fun-filled event – shoppers can peruse organic vegetable & herb starts, talk with local plant experts, consult master gardeners, and contribute to a great cause.

“I look forward to this sale every year. It’s so much fun to search the greenhouses for unique flowers and herbs and the hanging baskets are beautiful,” says Erin McCain-Anderson, events coordinator with Sustainable Connections. “The volunteers and staff are so helpful and everyone has such a great time.”

The beautiful array of hanging baskets are a big draw for many shoppers, in addition to the greenhouses full of ornamental plants, vegetable and herbs starts and more; many regular shoppers wait for this sale to buy most of their plants for the season.

Flower-lovers will find the walkways and greenhouses at Cascade Cuts packed with annuals and perennials familiar and unusual, in every size, color, and shape. Tucked in the greenhouse corners are intriguing oddities for viewing pleasure, including coffee trees, hops and compost tea machines.

Plant sale shoppers will support local farms when they buy plants – the Cascade Cuts Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. This fundraiser supports the projects that connect people to local farms and Whatcom agriculture, such as the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the annual Whatcom County Farm Tour, and events that celebrate local farms and food.

Join Sustainable Connections and the Food & Farming Program on Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the King Mountain neighborhood (632 Montgomery Road, Bellingham) during this fun for the whole family, gardening event. For more information, click here, or call Sustainable Connection at 360-647-7093.

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